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UOWD presents annual research awards recognising outstanding contributions to research and research achievements by faculty members.

  • The Research Excellence Award: recognises faculty members who are making a significant contribution to research at UOWD both by demonstrating distinction in their own research and also by displaying leadership in the University’s overall research effort.
  • The Best Paper Award: recognises an outstanding research paper in a high impact publication (journal/conference).
  • The Teaching-Research Nexus Award: recognises a faculty member who demonstrates an effective integration between teaching and research activities, such that their teaching supports their research and their research informs their teaching.

2013 Award Winner

Research Excellence Award Dr Mohamed Watfa
Highly Commended Dr Payyazhi Jayashree
Dr Melodena Balakrishnan

2012 Award Winner

Research Excellence Award Dr Balan Sundarakani
Dr Jawahitha Sarabdeen
Dr Kathy Ning Shen

2011 Award Winner

Research Excellence Award Dr Mohamed Watfa

2010 Award Winner

Research Excellence Award Dr Balan Sundarakani

2009 Award Winners

Research Excellence Award Dr Peter Hosie
Dr Mohamed Watfa

2008 Award Winners

Research Excellence Award Dr Catherine Todd

2007 Award Winners

Research Excellence Award Dr. Lejla Vrazalic
Best Paper Award Dr Arijit Sikdar
Teaching-Research Nexus Award Dr Catherine Todd

2006 Award Winners

Research Excellence Award Dr Cedwyn Fernandes
Best Paper Award Dr Ashraf Mahate
Teaching-Research Nexus Award Ms Lois Smith